Friday, July 12, 2013
Museo Frida Kahlo
One of the highlights of our Mexico City trip was visiting the Museo Frida Kahlo--the house where she grew up and also spent much of her adult life. There is not a ton of her artwork on display here (though Mabel did enjoy her painting of watermelons as well as a homemade puppet theater Frida crafted in her youth), but the real treat of visiting the museum is seeing, first, the domestic spaces--including the painting studio pictured just below--and then, second, and most magical of all, the large collection of the Divine Ms Kahlo's inimitable clothing and accessories. I really cannot overstate how cool it is to look at these garments which channel so strongly the astonishing self-styled persona Frida created for herself. Really amazing.